The mission of the Double H Ranch is to provide specialized programs and year-round support for children and their families dealing with life-threatening illnesses. Our purpose is to enrich their lives and provide camp experiences that are memorable, exciting, fun, empowering, physically safe and medically sound. All programs are FREE of charge and capture the magic of the Adirondacks. The Double H Ranch is a 501 (c) (3) organization. All contributions are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law. Co-Founded by Charles R. Wood and Paul Newman.
Double H Ranch believes that everything we do is about kids and camp. This is why we call our guiding principles of safety and fun the Camp Compass.
Be a Kid
Double H Ranch operates with the intent of putting our campers and families first. We are proudly honest and transparent with every decision made. We can confidently assure that every step taken is to most effectively serve children with serious illness and their families so that they can Be a Kid.
Safety is a major factor in childhood; it’s no different at camp. Our staff and volunteers are trained with the tools required to provide the utmost quality of care for our campers and families. We provide the highest standards of excellence and quality assurance in all areas, so that the intricacies of medical illness do not diminish the excitement and wonder of having limitless fun.
Every set of hands make the work lighter and the applause louder. We place a high value on volunteerism and community partnerships. Our pursuit of the greatest, safest camper experience will always include recruitment and retention of caring and qualified volunteers.
Believe in Giving
Double H Ranch is in the business of giving kids and their families’ unforgettable experiences. We strive to offer something similar with our donors, from camper sponsorships to planned giving, the legacy of each gift and the person or company who shares it, lives on in spoken, printed, and beloved recognition. The art of giving back is an essential key to our success.
Make it Possible
Children are our greatest example of inclusivity, inviting friends to join them and creating more opportunities for shared accomplishments and experiences. We approach our work at Double H Ranch in the same way – diligently working to create ways for every member of a family to not only participate, but to find ways to achieve individual success and a new sense of empowerment.